Cristiano Ronaldo can set a unique record if he continues his hot scoring streak when Juventus tackle Sassuolo this evening.
The Portuguese talisman needs just one more goal to become the first player to net 50 or more in the Premier League, LaLiga and Serie A.
Juve’s title charge has stuttered recently, with the league leaders losing 4-2 at AC Milan last week before being held 2-2 by Atalanta on Saturday.
But Ronaldo, 35, has continued to fire on all cylinders, collecting seven goals while scoring in each of his last six games.
His last-gasp equaliser at home to Atalanta may prove to be a key moment in the season.
Atalanta moved into second place last night after thrashing Brescia 6-2 and the gap between them and the defending champions would have been just three points had Ronaldo not converted his 90th-minute penalty at the Allianz Stadium.
A dramatic collapse by Lazio has also helped Juve’s cause. Simone Inzaghi’s title challengers have lost their way after slipping to three straight defeats, the latest inflicted by Sassuolo.
Francesco Caputo’s last-minute strike earned a 2-1 victory at the Stadio Olimpico and extended Sassuolo’s winning run to four games.
It was his 16th goal in Serie A this season and he needs just one more to become the club’s record goalscorer for a single campaign in the top flight.
Caputo, 32, gave Juventus a fright in December after handing Sassuolo a 2-1 lead in their first league clash, but it was Ronaldo who rescued Juve again with a penalty to secure a 2-2 draw.
Juventus will kick off knowing they need just 11 points from their remaining six games to clinch their 36th Scudetto.
Team news: Sassuolo
Former West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang has been absent for three weeks after tearing an abductor muscle so Mehdi Bourabia is likely to play alongside Manuel Locatelli in a midfield pairing sat in front of the back four.
Domenico Berardi was an unused substitute against Lazio but should return to the forward line, supporting top scorer Francesco Caputo.
Juan Cuadrado’s booking against Atalanta triggered a suspension and leaves manager Maurizio Sarri facing a shortage of full-backs. Injuries to Mattia De Sciglio, Merih Demiral and Sami Khedira could see Alex Sandro return to the starting XI with Danilo on the right.
Centre-back Leonardo Bonucci still hopes to be fit for selection despite picking up a foot injury in the Atalanta game.
Prediction: Over 2.5, Odd: 1.46
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